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  • Kill Shot

  • An American Assassin Thriller
  • By: Vince Flynn
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,018
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,730
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,679

For months, Mitch Rapp has been steadily working his way through a list of men, bullet by bullet. With each kill, the tangled network of monsters responsible for the slaughter of 270 civilians becomes increasingly clear. He is given his next target: a plump Libyan diplomat who is prone to drink and is currently in Paris without a single bodyguard. Rapp finds him completely unprotected and asleep in his bed. With confidence in his well-honed skills and conviction of the man’s guilt, he easily sends a bullet into the man’s skull. But in the split second it takes the bullet to leave the silenced pistol, everything changes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Early days of Mitch Rapp better than a new series

  • By OldRetiredGuy on 02-10-12

Needs a more age appropriate narrator

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-29-18

I've read all of Vince Flynn's books and loved them. I like George Guidall when he is doing an older character. But Mitch Rapp is a mid twenties guy with some menace in his voice. George just comes off as a cranky old man.

  • Noble Beginnings

  • By: L. T. Ryan
  • Narrated by: Dennis Holland
  • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,318
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,153
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,152

In March of 2002, while the eyes of the world focused on Afghanistan, Jack Noble finds himself on the outskirts of Baghdad, Iraq. A Marine in name only, Jack is on loan to the CIA. Normally an integral part of the team, he finds that he is nothing more than a security detail in Iraq.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Give this series a try...

  • By shelley on 09-21-18

Not a well crafted story

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-15-18

There seemed to be no reason for anything in this story. And if the main character was so well trained, why did he do so many stupid things? The narration was just OK.

  • Power Down

  • Dewey Andreas, Book 1
  • By: Ben Coes
  • Narrated by: Peter Hermann
  • Length: 16 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,613
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,966
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,964

There was one factor that the terrorists didn’t take into account when they struck the Capitana oil platform off the coast of Colombia - slaughtering much of the crew and blowing up the platform - and that was the Capitana crew chief, Dewey Andreas. Dewey, former Army Ranger and Delta, survives the attack, rescuing as many of his men as possible. But the battle has just begun....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW.COULD NOT PUT THIS ONE DOWN. MUST READ!

  • By Constance on 11-09-10

Bad guys kept winning for 98% of the book

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-12-18

Could have been better if there were some smart moves by the good guys once in a while.

  • The 500

  • A Novel
  • By: Matthew Quirk
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 158

A year ago, fresh out of Harvard Law School, Mike Ford landed his dream job at the Davies Group, Washington's most powerful consulting firm. Now, he's staring down the barrel of a gun, pursued by two of the world's most dangerous men. To get out, he'll have to do all the things he thought he'd never do again: lie, cheat, steal - and this time, maybe even kill. Mike grew up in a world of small-stakes con men, learning lessons at his father's knee. His hard-won success in college and law school was his ticket out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book is WILD!! Easy 5 STARS...

  • By shelley on 04-19-16

Didn't like any of the characters

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-22-18

I was swayed to purchase this book because of the narrator in the sample and all of the good reviews. I was mistaken.

  • Carrots

  • Shelby Nichols Adventures, Book 1
  • By: Colleen Helme
  • Narrated by: Wendy Tremont King
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,866
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,709
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,710

Shelby Nichols is an average woman who is married to the only guy she ever fell for. Her life is organized and predictable, revolving around her husband and two children. All that changes the day she stops at the grocery store for some carrots. As the cashier rings up her purchases, a gunman is busy robbing the bank inside the store. When a customer grabs the robber's mask, he is shot and everyone runs for cover. Everyone except Shelby, who finds herself face to face with the killer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic story and flawless audio! Get it!

  • By Dr. Geoff on 11-20-13

Hated it. Just plain silly

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-13-17

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

It just couldn't get there with the weird premise.

Would you ever listen to anything by Colleen Helme again?

No

Would you be willing to try another one of Wendy Tremont King’s performances?

Yes

What character would you cut from Carrots?

The characters were ok if the story hadn't wandered off into the twilight zone.

Any additional comments?

Audible needs to be a little more complete about book descriptions.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Cold Dish

  • A Walt Longmire Mystery
  • By: Craig Johnson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,706
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,148
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,125

Introducing Wyoming's Sheriff Walt Longmire in this riveting novel from the New York Times best-selling author of Dry Bones, the first in the Longmire series, the basis for the hit Netflix original series Longmire. Johnson draws on his deep attachment to the American West to produce a literary mystery of stunning authenticity, full of memorable characters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Your Ordinary Western Novel (Series)

  • By Dataman on 09-12-12

Just Okay

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-21-17

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Yes

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Didn't care for it

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

This book was better suited to George Guidall than some of the others he's narrated.

Do you think The Cold Dish needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Order to Kill

  • Mitch Rapp Series
  • By: Vince Flynn, Kyle Mills
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,184
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,559
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,523

Mitch Rapp is used to winning. But in this follow-up to number-one New York Times best-selling The Survivor, the CIA operative finds himself chasing false leads from continent to continent in an effort to keep Pakistani nukes from falling into the hands of terrorists. Together with friend and colleague Scott Coleman, Rapp struggles to prevent the loss of these lethal weapons, particularly because Russia is also interested in the nukes, though not for the same reason as Rapp and Coleman.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Strong, fast paced, good vs. evil story

  • By ScottG on 10-27-16

Story would be improved with better narration

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-01-17

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Yes. But to read. Not Narrated by Guidall. Jay Snyder or Nick Sullivan would have been more interesting.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Scott Colman. Great sidekick for Mitch Rapp.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

George is a good narrator........for Father Knows Best types of characters. His version of a menacing voice is to sound cranky. Plus he has an old man voice.

  • First to Kill

  • By: Andrew Peterson
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,559
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,322
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,323

When you're the best at what you do, it's not always easy to walk away. Nathan McBride was retired. The trained Marine sniper and covert CIA operative had put the violence of his former life behind him. But not anymore. A deep-cover FBI agent has disappeared along with one ton of powerful Semtex explosive, enough to unleash a disaster of international proportions. The U.S. government has no choice but to coax Nathan out of retirement.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very Good

  • By Vida T. Yancy on 07-12-09

I gave up on this book

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-28-16

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Don't think it was the story........just couldn't stand the narration

What could Andrew Peterson have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Choose another narrator

How could the performance have been better?

For Dick Hill to retire

Any additional comments?

I may try another story by Andrew Peterson.......or not

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The King of Lies

  • By: John Hart
  • Narrated by: David Chandler
  • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,561
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,944
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,942

John Hart creates a literary thriller that is as suspenseful as it is poignant, a riveting murder mystery layered beneath the southern drawl of a humble North Carolina lawyer. When Work Pickens finds his father murdered, the investigation pushes a repressed family history to the surface and he sees his own carefully constructed facade begin to crack.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For the Eyes Only

  • By Deborah on 06-21-06

Depressing

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-28-16

Would you try another book from John Hart and/or David Chandler?

Maybe with better material to work with.

Would you ever listen to anything by John Hart again?

No

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

It wasn't the narration, it was the story.

Any additional comments?

To say I hate this story would be an understatement. I almost never fast forward through a story, but with this one I just had to see if it would ever get better.

  • The Innocent: A Novel

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,409
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,826
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,812

Will Robie may have just made the first - and last - mistake of his career.... It begins with a hit gone wrong. Robie is dispatched to eliminate a target unusually close to home in Washington, D.C. But something about this mission doesn't seem right to Robie, and he does the unthinkable: He refuses to kill. Now, Robie becomes a target himself and must escape from his own people.

Fleeing the scene, Robie crosses paths with a wayward teenage girl, a 14-year-old runaway from a foster home. But she isn't an ordinary runaway....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disliked all the Sound Effects.

  • By Stan on 07-16-14

Don't bother!!!!!

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-09-16

What would have made The Innocent: A Novel better?

I don't know what to say to that question. The book sucked at every level........and it went on way too long.

Has The Innocent: A Novel turned you off from other books in this genre?

No. There are just better authors, such as Mark Greaney and his Gray Man Series. Also Vince Flynn and his Mitch Rapp series.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The male voice tried to make everything sound soooooooo profound. The female voice was the same for all of the female characters and all sounded sarcastic and annoying.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

No. The story line was very weak and then when it got (Blessedly) to the end turned sappy.

Any additional comments?

I have read several books by this author and some of them were good. This wasn't.